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Iranian Sculptor to Embark on Alaska Journey

Well-known Iranian sculptor Jamshid Moradian has been invited to Alaska to take part in the International Symposium on Mountains slated for March 2005, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported.

Moradian said that he is the first Iranian, who has received an invitation from the symposium organizers. "I will attend the event as representative of the Iranian sculptors," he noted.

Commenting on his entry for the symposium, he said that he would create an ice statue in the form of a winged cow with a human head featuring one of the sculptures standing in Persepolis, Fars province.

"I as an Iranian intend to present a symbolic work at the event," Moradian noted.

However, he noted that while the invitation letter has officially come from Alaska but due to financial difficulties and exorbitant expenses for the visit, he may not be able to take part in the event, scheduled for March 1-13.

Turning to the support extended by the artistic centers including Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Moradian said "the museum has extended much assistance to me in the past years".

"But I cannot seek the museum's aid for any trip. So I may not manage to visit Alaska in view of financial constraints," he added.

... Payvand News - 12/12/04 ... --

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